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Headword: Αἴτησις
Adler number: alphaiota,365
Translated headword: questioning
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
In Aristotle 'questioning' is the derivation of the opposite in arguments, the eliciting of something from a respondent and afterwards trying to elicit that which is contrary to it from him, and by this method showing him the contradiction in his responses.[1]
Greek Original:
Αἴτησις: παρὰ Ἀριστοτέλει αἴτησίς ἐστι τοῦ ἐναντίου ἡ ἐν λόγοις παραγωγή, τὸ λαμβάνειν τι παρὰ τοῦ ἀποκρινομένου καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα πειρᾶσθαι τὸ ἀντικείμενον αὐτῷ παρ' αὐτοῦ λαμβάνειν καὶ διὰ τούτου τοῦ τρόπου δεῖξαι τὴν ἐναντιολογίαν τῶν ἀποκρίσεων.
Notes:
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 579.10-13.
Keywords: definition; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 February 2003@19:23:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note) on 12 February 2003@06:19:11.
David Whitehead (another note) on 17 May 2012@07:03:34.
David Whitehead (coding; another keyword) on 1 December 2015@05:52:59.

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